Thursday, April 29, 2010

How were our DOGS TO WATCH yesterday?

We sent you 17 dogs - 12 of them HIT THE BOARD - that's 70% - 6 wins, 1 place and 5 shows!

We watched dogs from the following tracks: Bluffs Run, Dubuque, Mardi Gras, Orange Park, Palm Beach, Derby Lane and Tristate. 
If you have a dog for us to watch send us the name and we will add it to our list!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Update on the Tucson Sprint Race

We were looking for Savvy Loma to continue his win streak and make it 8 in a row or for Bella Jade to finally get a current win against him. But a dog named CDC Sammy stopped Savvy Loma's win streak at Tucson last night - CDC paid $18.40, Savvy's rival Bella Jade came in 2nd again.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

FlupAsCrackerBox running at Soutland

Flupascrackerbox wins 91st. career race breaking the all time win record at Southland. That makes it  5 IN A ROW for FLUPASCRACKERBOX! He is on our WATCH LIST!

Tucson Sprinters Highlight Card

from old timer Bill Bristol

Tonight at the Tucson Greyhound Park the sprinters, and I mean the ones who only race around one turn and clock in at 17sec or so, are the main draw at the desert oval. Racing  together over the 316 yard distance Savvy Loma and Bella Jade have waged quite a duel  these past few weeks and tonight’s rematch has all the makings of another showdown at the OK Corral. While this rivalry has been totally one sided with Savvy Loma winning the last seven meetings and Bella Jade setting for the place money in each of those races, the worm may be ready to turn tonight.

Monday, April 26, 2010

ClockerPicks for this Week

Well @ClockerPicks wants to get into the sand box! Selections of DOGS TO WATCH will be from what we call the independent tracks and we will serve them up on Monday's and follow them throughout the week.

We will tweet them, @TrackInfo, blog them and FB them! 

Here is the list for THIS WEEK: 

Victoryland 4/28E: BC Peggy, race 8 #6, Showman Drive, race 20 #2

Gulf Greyhound 4/27E: U Too Funny Face, race 8 #5, Atascocita Avery, race 8 #7, Gable Touch, race 12 #4

Bluffs Run 4/27A: Slatex Ferrari, race 7 #8 , Competing Forces race 15 #4 - 

That's it folks the competition is on!  

Stakes Information for this Week

Monday April 26th:
Southland $10,000 Spring Futurity - Round 3 - Championships May 7th

Wednesday April 28th:
Mardi Gras $30,000 Hollywoodian semi finals - Championships May 8th

Saturday May 1st:

Southland $10,000 Spring Futurity - Round 4 - Championships May 7th
Ebro Future Champions
Mardi Gras $30,00 Hollywoodian semi finals - Championships May 8th

Tucson Sets Stakes Schedule

by TrackData's Staff Writers
There is more than the weather heating up in the desert as evidenced by the recently released stakes schedule for the Tucson Greyhound Park. Brian Duncan, the Director of Racing, has put together an agenda for the old Tucson Track that promises to match the sizzling summer heat with some red hot greyhound racing of their own. First up is the  $10,000 INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP, a two track competition, against the Caliente track with the final to be raced on May 16th over the Caliente oval in Tijuana, Mexico.

Recap of the Dubuque Inaugural

courtesy of Dubuque Greyhound Park

PFANNYS TINY TIM from the Hardison-Rader Kennel and trained by Brian Webb had late power to propel him to victory in the 2010 $2000 Dubuque Inaugural Stakes on Opening Day of Live Greyhound Racing at Dubuque Greyhound Park at Mystique on Saturday April 24th.  This race included the winner of last years Iowa Breeders Cup, a two time Greyhound of the year winner, last years Dubuque Inaugural winner, the Maiden Debut winner and the $45,000 Future Star Stakes winner.

The race started with GO BON HAWK TALK from the Sweetcorn City Kennel breaking out first followed by PFANNYS TINY TIM and in third spot was last years Iowa Breeders Cup winner HILCO VISION from the Oxbow-Trow Kennel.  These three greyhounds lead the rest down the back stretch with HEAD EM EAST from the Copper Kettle Kennel back in 5th spot coming fast.  At the top of them home stretch PFANNYS TINY TIM got out front and ran to a 2 1/2 length win.  HEAD EM EAST came on strong to take 2nd, while HILCO VISION takes third and the early leader GO BON HAWK TALK took 4th.  On a wet track on the 5/16th of a mile course the winning time was 30.88.
Read Gary Dura's Wrap Up
Gary Dura's Blog

Friday, April 23, 2010

Dubuque OPENS with a Pair of Stakes Races

by Jim Smith
In the year 1778 after much exploration Julien Dubuque settled at a location on the upper Mississippi River and started a lead mining operation. Soon a town grew up around Julien’s settlement and the town became known as Dubuque. Today Dubuque, Iowa is  home to the Dubuque Greyhound Park and Casino. While the casino commands attention year round the greyhounds take center stage on Saturday April 24th with the opening of the summer greyhound season.

Dubuque inaugural will be exciting

courtesy of Brian Carpenter

Live Greyhound racing begins saturday April 24th.  You won't want to miss the 2010 $2000 Dubuque Inaugural Stakes in the 12th race.  We have some exciting Greyhounds to race in this Stakes A race.  Here are the participating Greyhounds and the starting box they will use.

GO BON HAWK TALK from the Sweetcorn City Kennel has the #1 box.  He ran 25 races in 2009 and was in the money 19 times.  In the #2 starting box will be DEALIEST CATCH from the Bartley-Seastrom Kennel who won the 2009 $45,000 Future Star Stakes. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Who does Flying Coal City call Family?

by Renie Hippler and Jim Smith
After the scintillating Distance Classic at Drby Lane in which TMC’s Remedy, whom we spotlighted last week, nailed Flying Coal City at the wire to retain his distance crown we decided to check on Coal City’s family to see if this was indeed a family affair. Sure enough the breeding of Kiowa Sweet Trey and Flying Crestline has produced a large litter of talented speedsters led by big brother Flying Coal City, but not to be overlooked are several of his littermates who are also making names for themselves. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

RS Libby Lu - Just Having Fun at Orange Park

The Queen

We loved watching RS Libby Lu run and win the 2010 Jacksonville Sprint Classic. She is having a great time at Jacksonville! Definitely a greyhound to keep watching! Follow our tweets Trackinfo! We will let you know when she is entered next!

2010 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes Champ

Saturday Afternoon's Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes spotlighted the rookie greyhounds and the race was exiciting to watch!

Here is the wrap up from Jeff Prince @ Palm Beach
2010 Balfe Winner

Friday, April 16, 2010

Classic Champ TMC's Remedy's Family

After TMC’s Remedy was able to defend his Distance Classic Championship at Derby Lane recently we decided to check in on the rest of his family to see what they were up to. 
Sister TMC’s Anaconda has had a solid career on the Miami circuit racing at the longer 660 distance, just like her brother, and holding her own against top competition. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Penny Candy Retires

All American PENNY CANDY - known as the Distance Queen heads to retirement:

Penny Candy Retires

2010 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes

The 12th race at Palm Beach on Saturday Afternoon is the 44th Running of the Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes.

Here is a link to the wrap up by Jeff Prince.

2010 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes

Be sure to look at the Puppy Profiles - Palm Beach did a great job on the layout!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Look Back - Last year's Bob Balfe Champ

by  Renie Hippler and Jim Smith

While contemplating the upcoming running of Palm Beach Kennel Club’s annual puppy stakes an old computer programming ditty came to mind. In computer talk it has often been said that “to move forward you must back up”. That being the case we thought it would serve us well to back up and take a look at the results of the 2009 edition of the Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes and see what we can learn from it. Last year’s winner was Atascocita Edith from the breeding of Atascocita Leroy - Atascocita Flame.

Monday, April 12, 2010

All American 2010 Contenders

as seen by TrackData Systems
With the 1st Quarter of 2010 under our belts we were tempted to take a look at our 2010 All American Team Contenders. A little background and clarity - TrackData is tracking the first four finishers in every stakes racel. To date there have been 17 - including last Saturday's $100,000 Distance Classic run at Derby Lane.

We by no means are saying that only dogs entered in stakes races are worthy of following or are contenders for the team. If anyone would like us to add a dog to our list we are more than willing. Or if by chance you have created a list of your own and you are open to a little friendly competition!

Having said that here goes with the 8 stand outs so far:

2010 All American Team Contenders

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Classic Indeed

from old timer Bill Bristol

Seldom does a sporting event or in this case a greyhound race ever live up to the pre event hype. However the Derby Lane Distance Classic that was run on Saturday night delivered all that was promised and more. 

Billed as a two Dog race between this year’s sprint champion, Flying Coal City and the defending distance champ TMC’s Remedy, the race turned out to be exactly as advertised. The crowd bet the race as if it were a two dog matchup by backing the Coal City-Remedy quiniela as the heavy favorite at just 2-1 and the greyhounds obliged by quickly turning the race into a match race

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Distance Classic Goes Saturday Night at Derby Lane

from old Timer Bill Bristol
The field is complete for the 51st running of the annual Distance Classic at Derby Lane in St Petersburg, FL, to be contested over the 660 yard classic derby distance. Post positions have yet to be determined but many in the greyhound community are ready to crown Flying Coal City the Distance Classic winner before the race is even run on Saturday Night.

Monday, April 5, 2010

This Weekend's Greyhound Stakes Race

The $100,000 Distance Classic is running Saturday April 10th at Derby Lane!

Here is a preview of the final:
Derby Lane $100,000 Distance Classic

$60,000 Spring Futurity Champ

Bluffs Run Greyhound Track in Council Bluffs, Iowa was the host to the $60,000 Spring Futurity Finals this past Saturday night. Carded as the 15th race of the program the The Futurity turned out to be the highlight of the evening. UCME Chickaboom

Joe Ryan Jr. Memorial Stakes Champ

The Joe Ryan Jr. Memorial Stakes ran Friday night at Mardi Gras and FUNNELLING MONEY came out on top.

The review of the Joe Ryan Jr. Memorial Stakes by the NGA:

West Virginia Juvenile Stakes Champ

Saturday night at Tristate Greyhound Park the $35,000 Owners and Breeders Championship was held and  Tri-Point Racing Kennel had all the best of it with their entry of Old Prospector. Right from the get go the Old Prospector found the race to his liking and led from box to wire in an impressive time of 30.48. Returning a win mutuel of 13.60 "The Prospector"  returned gold to all those that had faith. The betting favorite, Jax Marcus rallied strongly to run second at odds of 1.10.
Get a notification when OLD PROSPECTOR runs again! 

2010 Jacksonville Sprint Classic Champion

Saturday evening, Stacey Blanch Kennel's  little brindle girl, Rs Libby Lu showed the boys and some girls just how fast she is. Going up against one of the strongest sprint fields of the season  Libby scooted out early to a quick lead.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bluffs Run $60,000 Spring Futurity Program

Bluffs Run $60,000 Spring Futurity program:

Spring Futurity Program

Kentucky Derby Prep Races This Weekend

The following races running this weekend are Kentucky Derby Prep Races:

$750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (GI) from Aqueduct
$500,000 Illinois Derby (GIII) from Hawthorne
$750,000 Santa Anita Derby (GI) from Santa Anita

Bluffs Run $60,000 Spring Futurity

Here is the line up for the Bluffs Run $60,000 Spring Futurity being run Saturday Night:

$60,000 Spring Futurity Line Up

Jacksonville Sprint Classic

The post positions have been set for Saturday's Jacksonville Sprint Classic here is the link:

Jacksonville Sprint Classic

For You Thoroughbred Fans

From: betamerica  
Friday is opening day in Lexington as the three-week Keeneland meet gets underway  

Keeneland Meet


From: NTRA
5 Reasons The Triple Crown Chase Beats March Madness...

 Triple Crown Chase